Old Man with a Gun – OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Q-tips say: Liked it!! The Mr. thought it a little silly that an old guy was still going around robbing banks. Mrs. Q liked it. The Old Man & the Gun is pure, easygoing entertainment for film fans. Thank goodness they did not show the two old people trying to have sex, do drugs, and believe it or not, no real violence.
Critics Consensus: A well-told story brought to life by a beautifully matched cast.